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Partial esophageal obstruction from anterior cervical spine hardware

September 1, 2009  |  Carissa Portone, CCC-SLP, Justin S. Golub, BA, and Michael M. Johns III, MD

Proximal esophageal amyloidoma presenting with life-threatening dysphagia

June 1, 2009  |  Laura Chin-Lenn, MBBS, Caroline Ryan, MBBS, Alison Skene, MBBS, and Aliasghar A. A. Mianroodi, MD

Abstract

Amyloidoses are abnormal deposits of insoluble proteins in tissues that can lead to tissue dysfunction. Although elderly patients often have amyloid deposition in the gastrointestinal tract, they are usually asymptomatic. When symptoms are present, they are most often...

A decade of unexplained dysphagia

June 1, 2009  |  Christopher Burgess, BM, BCh, Richard Hughes, MRCS, Stewart Griffiths, FRCS (SN), and Thomas Cadoux-Hudson, FRCS (SN)

Large mixed hiatal hernia and stricture as a cause of dysphagia

March 1, 2009  |  Adriana Hachiya, MD, Neil N. Chheda, MD, and Gregory N. Postma, MD

Acquired vascular compression of the esophagus

December 1, 2008  |  Adriana Hachiya, MD, Neil N. Chheda, MD, and Gregory N. Postma, MD

Giant esophageal lymphangioma

September 1, 2008  |  Melanie W. Seybt, MD and Gregory N. Postma, MD

“Gastric pull-up” and dysphagia

June 1, 2008  |  Adriana Hachiya, MD, Neil N. Chheda, MD, and Gregory N. Postma, MD

Upper esophageal web

December 1, 2007  |  Catherine J. Rees, MD and Peter C. Belafsky, MD, PhD

Unilateral tonsillar lymphoepithelioma with ipsilateral parapharyngeal space involvement: A case report

December 1, 2007  |  Scott L. Lee, MD, Ching Y. Lee, MD, PhD, Rami K. Batniji, MD, and Steven Silver, MD

Abstract

We report a case of unilateral tonsillar lymphoepithelioma with extension into the ipsilateral parapharyngeal space, and we review the clinical, histologic, and radiographic findings of the case. The patient presented with a tonsillar mass that was confirmed on biopsy to be...

Giant fibrovascular polyp of the esophagus

October 1, 2007  |  Catherine J. Rees, MD; Peter C. Belafsky, MD, PhD

A 56-year-old man was referred to the Center for Voice and Swallowing for management of a large upper esophageal mass. He complained of intermittent regurgitation of the mass and associated dyspnea.

Isolated uvulitis

August 1, 2007  |  Marc Cohen, MD; Dinesh K. Chhetri, MD; Christian Head, MD

A 46-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with an 8-hour history of progressive throat pain, dysphagia, and odynophagia. Of note, she had begun her day by taking a magnesium oxide supplement for the first time. She reported no fever, chills, shortness of breath, trauma, or recent...

Patulous lower esophageal sphincter

August 1, 2007  |  Catherine J. Rees, MD; Peter C. Belafsky, MD, PhD

A 46-year-old man presented to the Center for Voice and Swallowing with symptoms of globus, pyrosis, and solid-food dysphagia. Findings on transnasal esophagoscopy were normal except for the presence of a widely patulous lower esophageal sphincter (LES)...

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